Water Festival: Beach Week
Oceans of fun await in Water Festival: Beach Week! Our Water Festival event returns with a sandy(gast) debut!
Enjoy a week featuring Pokémon you’d find by sunny shores, Pokémon debuts, a Global Challenge, a special Timed Research ticket, and more!
Sandygast, the Sand Heap Pokémon, and Palossand, the Sand Castle Pokémon, will make their Pokémon GO debuts!
Sandygast can evolve into Palossand with 50 Sandygast Candy
A Global Challenge will take place throughout the event! Work with Trainers around the world to throw 300 million Nice Throws to unlock bonuses for all Trainers to enjoy for the remainder of the event!
Global Challenge goal: 300 million Nice Throws
Global Challenge bonus:
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Clauncher—if you’re lucky!
- Alolan Exeggutor
Some Trainers might even encounter the following!
To celebrate Water Festival: Beach Week, an event-themed Spotlight Hour will run on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, from 6:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m., featuring the following Pokémon. The spotlight hour will also include a 3× XP bonus for catching Pokémon!
Appearing in 1- Star Raids
- Alolan Diglett
- Hisuian Qwilfish
Appearing in 3- Star Raids
- Scarf Lapras
Appearing in 5- Star Raids
Uxie is available in the Asia-Pacific region.
Mesprit is available in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India.
Azelf is available in the Americas and Greenland.
Appearing in Mega Raids
- Mega Swampert
Field Research Tasks
The following Pokémon and Mega Energy rewards will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
Water Festival: Catch 5 Water‑type Pokémon
POSSIBLE REWARDS×10Poké Ball ×10×5Great Ball ×5
Water Festival: Catch 15 Water‑type Pokémon
REWARDFrillish (Female)Max CP539Min CP501
Water Festival: Catch 25 Water‑type Pokémon
REWARDSandygastMax CP528Min CP491
Water Festival: Make 5 Nice Throws
REWARDClauncherMax CP466Min CP431
Water Festival: Make 5 Great Throws
REWARDBinacleMax CP405Min CP373
Water Festival: Make 10 Great Throws
POSSIBLE REWARDS×30Blastoise Mega Energy ×30×30Swampert Mega Energy ×30
Water Festival: Hatch an Egg
REWARDScarf LaprasMax CP1131Min CP1076
Water Festival: Timed Research
Event-exclusive Timed Research
For US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.
Complete the research tasks to earn a surfer pose for your avatar and encounters with event-themed Pokémon!
Please note that Timed Research expires. The Timed Research tasks and their rewards will disappear on Monday, June 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.
* Please note that the Water Festival: Beach Week Timed Research Ticket will only be available in the in-game shop from Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.
New Avatar Items
The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!
- Sandygast Hat
- Diver Outfit
- Diver Goggles